Tree Line/September – Marie LaPre’ Grabon behind-my-garden-wall-v-14x14

Behind My Garden Wall V – Kathy Stark

January 5 – March 5

Artist Talk – Thursday, February 23, 5:30-6:30pm.  Click here for more details!

The Gallery at River Arts is pleased to present Glue, Paper, Scissors, an exhibit of collage, painted and drawn images by Marie LaPré Grabon and Kathy Stark. Both artists find inspiration through their personal observation, reflection and interpretation of the world around them.


Kathy Stark’s formal art background led her toward abstraction as a painter. Her work is intuitive and explores patterning and movement through line, words and images. Each new painting is an outgrowth of the previous work incorporating her current influences and observations. Stark’s primary goal is not to create a series, but rather develop a visual path which more fully expresses the intent of the original work.


Stark grew up in a small town along the Hudson River. She studied at the Art Students League, Adelphi University and New York University. Over the years, she traveled extensively eventually settling in Craftsbury Common, VT. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is currently represented in New York City by SOHO20.


Marie LaPré Grabon has exhibited extensively throughout the northeast over the past 35 years and currently resides in Hardwick, VT. Her formal education culminated in a graduate degree in drawing and painting from Goddard College in Plainfield, VT.


“My intent when painting is to seek out the essence of the place… to create a personal language in order to express a pure feeling.”


The landscape and figure have always been an inspiration throughout LaPré Grabon’s career. Presently, the figure has faded and has been replaced with landscapes created from of paper, paint and glue. These colorful visual poems remind us of the beauty and transient nature of the world we live in.  

Join River Arts in celebrating these two local artists with regional and national significance, and discover their visual journey of personal discovery.